As for selling more guns to fund this one. That's a no no. I've sold about 16 guns in the past year and a half. I'm happy where I'm at now.
And what I have now (Glock's included) are dear to me.
As for sending it to the original gunsmith? That's not possible, per the last time I checked. If that changes...I'll be able to. However you hit the nail on the head saying it'll cost more this time.
The gun was customized when I first bought it. But it wasn't butchered like it is now. So I don't think I can pay all that up right now. Plus I'm moving soon. This year.
My options look very limited...
I really think all it needs is the beaver tail to be squared away and it'll be smooth sailing after I punch 500rds through it. Then I'll be able to have it refinished.
I wanted to keep it satin nickel, but that isn't an option anymore since the back where the beaver tail was cut is just bare metal.
Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen